NHL Playoff betting news… It all comes down to one game. Winners take all. The Coyotes and the Red Wings, tied three games apiece, will play Game 7 of their best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinal series tonight at Jobing.com Arena. The winner of tonight’s game will advance to the conference semifinals and play top-seeded San Jose in a seven-game series.
The Coyotes will be trying to advance to the semifinals for the first time since moving to Phoenix from Winnipeg in 1996. The franchise has played five first-round playoff series as the Coyotes and lost them all.
The Red Wings, who have reached the Stanley Cup Finals the past two seasons, did not plan on coming back to Phoenix for Game 7 and had to quickly make travel arrangements after losing Game 6 in Detroit. Nevertheless, the Red Wings, who have made the playoffs for 19 consecutive seasons, are a seasoned team loaded with poise.
The Red Wings haven’t won a Game 7 on the road since a 1964 victory at Chicago in the opening round. The Coyotes are 0-4 in Game 7s and have scored a combined one goal in those contests. So game 7 it appears is up for grabs and as previously stated, the better team advances pure and simple!!
The Red Wings and the Coyotes Stats:
The Red Wings: 44-24-14
The Coyotes: 50-25-7
The Red Wings lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton they were 8-2
After playing the Coyotes they are 4-6
After a loss they are now 7-3
The Coyotes lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 3-7
Before playing Chicago they were 5-5
After playing the Redwings they are 5-5
After a win they are now 5-5
The Red Wings are solid 58.9 percent favorites over the Coyotes. The Red Wings are favored as they have a +3 edge in shots on goal and are projected for 32 shots on goal vs 30 shots for the Coyotes. The Coyotes goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 90.7% compared to the Red Wings goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 91.3%.
Hockey Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Red Wings -1 ½ (+235) and the Coyotes +1 ½(-275) and the Total – Over 5 (-125) the Under 5 (+105) and the Red Wings are -120 and the Sabres are EVEN on the Money Line.